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NCDD Discount on Engagement Strategy Workshop, 6/23

Our colleagues at Public Agenda, an NCDD member organization, are hosting a great workshop on engagement strategy this June 23 in Boston, just before the Frontiers of Democracy conference, and they are offering a $25 discount for NCDD members! That means the workshop is only $250 when you register before for the May 15 early bird deadline. It will be a chance to hone your skills and learn new methods and tools!  You can learn more and find the discount code in the announcement from Public Agenda below, or find the original version here.

Workshop: Public Engagement Strategy Lab


Looking for assistance with organizing and sustaining productive public engagement? Struggling to decide how to combine online and face-to-face engagement? Frustrated with the standard “2 minutes at the microphone” public meeting? Want to know about the latest tools and techniques? Need expert advice on bringing together a diverse critical mass of people?

Join the Public Engagement Strategy Lab!

Leaders looking to revamp or strengthen their engagement strategies, structures, and tools

Thursday, June 23, 2016

9:30am – 4:30pm

Tufts University Medical School
145 Harrison Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02111

Regular registration is $350, but Frontiers of Democracy attendees can register for just $160. Students only pay $75!
Use the promo code NCDDMEMBER to get an extra $25 off!

Registration Deadline:
Required by June 16, 2016, pending availability

PE[at]publicagenda[dot]org or call Mattie at 212-686-6610 ext.137

Space is limited. Register today!

During the workshop, Public Agenda trainers Matt Leighninger and Nicole Hewitt will:

  • Provide an overview of the strengths and limitations of public engagement today
  • Help you assess the strengths and weaknesses of public engagement in your community
  • Explore potential benefits of more sustained forms of participation
  • Develop practical skills for planning for stronger engagement infrastructure, and
  • Demonstrate a mix of small group and large group discussions, interactive exercises, case studies, and practical exercises

This Strategy Lab is hosted by Tisch College, Tufts University as a preconference session for Frontiers of Democracy 2016. Participants in the Public Engagement Strategy Lab have the option of staying for the Frontiers of Democracy Conference. To register for the conference, click here.

The Public Engagement Strategy Lab will provide you with the tools and resources you need to authentically engage stakeholders in thoughtful, democratic processes. No more public forums and community meetings that lack impact. Move your public engagement planning forward with approaches based on the ideas and examples found in Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015).

To register, follow this link. We hope to see you there!

You can find the original version of this Public Agenda announcement at www.publicagenda.org/pages/workshop-public-engagement-strategy-lab#sthash.wCLJLYPK.dpuf.

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An inclusiveness trainer and group process facilitator, Roshan Bliss serves as NCDD's Youth Engagement Coordinator and Blog Curator. Combining his belief that decisions are better when everyone is involved with his passion for empowering young people, his work focuses on increasing the involvement of youth and students in public conversations.

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